“Pose” star Billy Porter, right, dragged American Vogue magazine for featuring “straight” singer Harry Styles on a cover wearing a dress.
“I changed the whole game,” Porter said.
“I. Personally. Changed. The. Whole. Game. And that is not ego, that is just fact. I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it.”
Porter, who plays a fairy godmother in Amazon Studios’ woke remake of “Cinderella”, added:
“I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I’m not necessarily convinced and here is why. I created the conversation [about men wearing dresses] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time.”
“I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but he is the one you’re going to try and use to represent this new conversation?”
Styles, 27, has never publicly labeled his sexuality. But it’s a well-known fact that he is ghey-for-pay — pretending to be LGBT+ for clout.
“He doesn’t care,” Porter said, “he’s just doing it because it’s the thing to do.”
“This is politics for me. This is my life. I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned now. All he has to do is be white and straight.”
The 52-year-old actor and singer, who released a single last week titled “Children”, admitted he never dreamed he’d be so successful, “because I’m gay.”
“I was told my queerness would be a liability and I would never have the kind of success that I have. And the naysayers were right for a very long time, until they weren’t.”